NewsClips (21/08/2020)

Posted on August 22, 2020

Dear Humanities Colleagues


I am very pleased to see that a number of our colleagues appeared across a variety of media platforms this week. Our latest list of media highlights feature: 


 • Prof Wiseman Nkuhlu, Chancellor of the University of Pretoria, was Included in the list of 100 Most Reputable Africans

 • Prof Tawana Kupe was featured in Sheba Magazine with the article Creating the Africa we want. He also participated in the LeadUP Women Alumni Virtual Chat and advocated Let us all fight for the total liberation of women’

 • UP’s first-ever Virtual #ChooseUP Day a success; about 10,000 grade 12 learners tour campuses virtually

 • Karen Leigh Harris (UP Archives & Historical and Heritage Studies) Capturing History: UP Archives announces winners of #UPStaySafe ‘Life under lockdown’ photo competition

 • Glen Ncube (Historical and Heritage Studies) appeared on The Aubrey Masango Show  to continue his discussion on the Mfecane/Difaqane

 • Wessel van Wyk (School of the Arts) plays Chopin in his Drawing Room, featured on Brooklyn Theatre TV’sonline platform. The programme features the ever-famous Waltzes by Chopin, a Polonaise, two Nocturnes, an Etude and the paintings from Elizabeth Riding

 • Roland Henwood (Political Sciences) was interviewed on Newzroom Afrika about the Islamist insurgency in the north of Mozambique, on RSG Middag-aktueel  talking about Zimbabwe and South Africa’s special envoy, on SAFM discussing New Zealand’s new COVID outbreak, and on Pretoria FM discussing South Africa’s new lockdown measures

 • Debjyoti Ghosh (Sociology) has been involved in a number of online sessions including moderating a panel on Indian independence day titled, Many independences, any independence?” 

 • Alf Nilsen’s (Sociology) interview on The Covid-19 Crisis: A Moment of Truth for Inequality was published in the Progress in Political Economy blog. He was also interviewed on SAFM on Migrants have started to make their return to the Capital of India even as COVID-19 deaths soar

 • The Faculty’s Discussion Series launched with the webinar titledA sudden turn to online – the Tutors’ voice

 • Charlotte Sibanyoni (Ancient and Modern Languages and Cultures) was profiled on the UP Website in an article titled That call changed my life

 • Sithembile Mbete (Political Sciences) published an opinion piece on OpinioJuris on the States of Justice Symposium: International Justice as Political Strategy” 



Please remember that the following events are scheduled to take place:

 • Prof Tawana Kupe and Marystella Simiyu will participate in a webinar on “Academic integrity in the age of misinformation” on 31 August 2020 from 10:00-11:00. Click here to register

 • Molly Brown (English) will be moderating the Mind-Altering Books 2020 webinar that will feature Prof Kupe, Prof Elsabe Schoeman, Prof Fraser McNeill and Dr Nedine Moonsamy. Click here to register.

 • The USAf Teaching and Learning Strategy Group will be hosting a webinar on “Unsettling Paradigms in the Fault Lines of Change: Re-imagining a Curriculum” on 7 September 2020 from 10:00-12:30 via Zoom. You can click here to register 

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